Are there any early April birthdays out there? Then this title may be for you. Photographed in bright colors, Happy Birthday Cupcake by Terry Border shows the reader the effort one little cupcake with pink frosting has to go through to organize her birthday party for her friends. And this is no easy task. Chocolate Bar and Ice Cream Cone wouldn’t enjoy a beach party with the hot sun and sand getting into everything. A party on a boat would be fun, but alphabet soup my loose his lunch everywhere with the rocking of the boat. She considers makeovers for everyone, planning out new frosting and sprinkles. However, Hamburger may not enjoy frosting very much. Musical chairs at the party would be fun (with the music from beans – that musical fruit!) but if someone sat down quickly, Cupcake could be squished! However, before all hope is lost Cupcake’s friend Muffin comes up with the perfect solution!
The photographer of this fun story is known for putting wire hands and feet on food to turn everyday lunch items into unique and quirky characters, and other fun anthropomorphic art. You can search online for his work, called Bent Objects. Make sure you read this story AFTER a meal, as it will make you very hungry!
You can get more great titles to watch, read, listen to, or play with at the Port Library at 1718 N. Hersey in Beloit.